A POPULAR Herefordshire pub that claims to be the oldest in the county has been put up for sale with a half-a-million-pound price tag.

Said to be the oldest pub in Herefordshire, The Pandy Inn in the Golden Valley village of Dorstone dates back to 1140, while large parts of the building date from the 16th century, and keeps many of its traditional features to this day.

The much-loved Herefordshire pub won the Hereford Times Community Pub of the Year award in 2018, and has made it a priority to turn itself into a community hub for the area.

In 2022, landlady and former teacher Lisa Aubrey-Cosslett, who moved to the area in 2016 with chef husband James after searching around the country for the right pub said being a community hub is vital for the survival of any small village pub. 


The pub, which offers traditional pub grub and also caters for events including birthdays, christenings, wakes and weddings, has been included in the Good Beer Guide for their selection of real ales and cider, and has received a Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice award.

It is now on the market with commercial agents Sidney Phillips with an asking price of £495,000.

The agents said the sale offers the opportunity to acquire an "outstanding 16th century hostelry.

The "established and profitable business", which the agents said is set in a "highly sought after" village boasts a characterful lounge bar and restaurant inside and a cottage-style trade garden.

It also includes three-bedroom owners' accommodation.